Anantara Hotels, Resorts and Spas has announced plans to open its first property in South America, located in the Brazilian state of Bahia.
The Anantara Mamucabo Bahia Resort will be situated around 150 km from the city of Salvador, overlooking the ocean and protected sandbank reserves.
The 500,000 sqm development will begin construction next year, with an opening date slated for 2025.
Facilities will include 116 rooms, suites and pool villas ranging in size from 70 to 163 sqm, as well as two outdoor swimming pools, a beach club, tennis and paddle tennis courts, fitness centre, spa, yoga terrace, water sports area and kids club.
F&B venues will include a restaurant and bar serving regional dishes, a signature restaurant offering contemporary international and Brazilian cuisine, and an Asian restaurant with views of the Mamucabo River.
Part of Minor Hotels group, Thai-based Anantara has been gradually expanded beyond its Asian routes, with forthcoming properties including Anantara Royal Vila Vicosa, housed with a 15th century former monastery in Portugal’s Alentejo region.
Commenting on the news Dillip Rajakarier, CEO of Minor Hotels and Group CEO of Minor International, said:
“We are excited to announce the development of this future Anantara in Brazil, which will represent the brand’s debut on the South American continent.
“It is a part of the world we have been keen to expand Anantara’s footprint into and this exciting project represents the perfect opportunity.”